FIBA Africa Championship 1978

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FIBA Africa Championship 1978
9th FIBA Africa Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Senegal
Dates December 24-January 1
Teams 10 (from 35 federations)
Venues(in 1 host city)
Champions  Senegal (3rd title)
1975
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The FIBA Africa Championship 1978 was hosted by Senegal from December 24, 1977 to January 1, 1978. The games were played in Dakar. Senegal won the tournament, its third African Championship, to qualify for the 1978 FIBA World Championship.

Competing Nations[edit]

The following national teams competed:

Group A Group B

 Ivory Coast
 Gambia
 Mauritania
 Nigeria
 Senegal

 Egypt
 Libya
 Morocco
 Sudan
 Togo

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Senegal 8 4 4 0 398 251 +147
 Ivory Coast 7 4 3 1 378 323 +55
 Nigeria 6 4 2 2 346 334 +12
 Mauritania 5 4 1 3 282 342 -60
 Gambia
4 4 0 4 281 435 -155

Day 1

Senegal  112–55  Mauritania
Nigeria  124–69  Gambia

Day 2

Gambia  77–129  Ivory Coast
Nigeria  56–104  Senegal

Day 3

Mauritania  69–78  Nigeria
Senegal  87–73  Ivory Coast

Day 4

Senegal  95–67  Gambia
Mauritania  71–84  Ivory Coast

Day 5

Ivory Coast  92–88  Nigeria
Mauritania  87–68  Gambia

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Egypt 8 4 4 0 216 152 +64
 Sudan 7 4 3 1 314 225 +89
 Morocco 6 4 2 2 407 372 +35
 Togo 5 4 1 3 290 349 -59
 Libya
4 4 0 4 209 338 -129

Day 1

Sudan  99–71  Togo
Egypt  107–89  Morocco

Day 2

Togo  83–49  Libya
Sudan  97–87  Morocco

Day 3

Morocco  135–95  Libya
Egypt  2–0  Sudan

Day 4

Morocco  96–73  Togo
Egypt  2–0  Libya

Day 5

Egypt  105–63  Togo
Sudan  118–65  Libya

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
December 31, 1977
 
 
 Ivory Coast102
 
January 1, 1978
 
 Egypt93
 
 Ivory Coast72
 
December 31, 1977
 
 Senegal103
 
 Senegal2
 
 
 Sudan0
 
Third place
 
 
January 1, 1978
 
 
 Egypt2
 
 
 Sudan0

Classification Stage[edit]

Morocco  98–94  Nigeria
Mauritania  76–71  Togo
Libya  90–121  Gambia

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  Senegal 6-0
2  Ivory Coast 4-2
3  Egypt 5-1
4  Sudan 3-3
5  Morocco 3-2
6  Nigeria 2-3
7  Mauritania 2-3
8  Togo 1-4
9  Gambia 1-4
10  Libya 0-5

 Senegal qualified for the 1978 FIBA World Championship.

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